From the time we set out to create ALPS (Adventist Living Pattern System), we knew that the only way to make sure the project got used, we had to make it easy for anyone to develop a site. While some people only need the HTML and a few examples, it’s a lot of work to add turn these patterns into a site.
In August of 2016, we began work on creating ALPS for WordPress, and we have been working since then to make this a reality. This theme is the easiest way to build an ALPS site, giving you full access to the patterns and page types available in the pattern library.
What can it do?
With ALPS for WordPress, there are five page templates that cover most of the templates in ALPS. Each of these area available in the WordPress theme:
- Default Template: Default template for all pages
- Home Template: Includes story block and freeform/relationship post fields [Example page]
- News Template: Landing page of posts in the category news. [Example page]
- Longform Template: Provides a large, single column page that focuses on the content. [Example page]
- Single Template: Provides a single column width page with the ability to add rows with columns in varying widths (100, 70/30, 50/50, 30/70, images, and parallax images areas.) [Example page]
In addition to custom page templates, ALPS for WordPress comes with custom regions and an “ALPS Widget” that offers a text block, social media links and a post feed that will provide a feed of the latest posts in a certain category.
To ensure we got this out in a timely fashion, we needed a developer on this project, and it only made sense to hire someone who had been with the project from the beginning. TJ Pitre, of Southleft, worked with us from the start of the ALPS project as the front-end developer. TJ had an in-depth knowledge of what we were doing, and along with Kelsey Cahill, Southleft has proved invaluable in building the project we are releasing today.
We have been working hard on getting this going and can’t wait to see the sites you build with it! Download the theme today and start building. If you have any problems, please create at ticket on GitHub.